St Hilda’s Priory, Sneaton Castle, in Whitby, is our mother house. St Hilda is the patron saint of Whitby.
It was here that our community began in 1915 and Sisters return here regularly – it is our home.
From the front door, we can look across to the east cliff where St Hilda founded a monastery in 657.
Prayer and worship together are at the centre of our life.
It is here that:
Sister Jocelyn is the current Prioress. She was
elected to office in 2019.
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Our hope is that all who share our life may find God among us, and be renewed in Body, Mind and Spirit. – OHP Rule.
Our guest accommodation consists of 17 en suite rooms in a building adjacent to the Priory. These are mainly twin rooms, 2 of these are disabled friendly with wet rooms, we have 3 family rooms consisting of twin beds and bunk beds. All rooms are equipped with towels, a hospitality tray, hairdryer, clock/radio/alarm, T.V. and free WiFi. There is a large lounge for guests to use.
We take groups who come for meetings or those who come for a group retreat. The largest residential group we can take is 30 people.
We take day groups here for a meeting or a quiet / retreat day. The cost includes refreshments, we can also provide lunch if required.
Our Pym Carmichael Studio can seat 60 plus, ideal for meetings, concerts etc. at very reasonable rates. It can also be set up Board Room style for formal meetings.
St Hilda's Priory